Hellboy Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Hellboy the Movie

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Faithful adaptation of the cult Dark Horse comic is a success, thanks mostly to del Toro's smart direction and Perlman's amusing yet complex portrayal of the titular demon/hero. During WWII, the Nazis and Rasputin team up to try to bring about the reign of the seven gods of chaos. What they bring to earth is actually a baby demon who is found and adopted by Dr. Bruttenholm of the FBI's Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. Sixty years later, Hellboy is an adult working with the doc, breaking in a new handler, and pining over former bureau denizen Liz (Blair). Rasputin and his Nazi friends plan on using Hellboy to bring about the Apocalypse. Perlman gives Hellboy depth (even under all the prosthetics), but he has lots of help from a strong supporting cast.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 125 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Sci-Fi, Comic Adventure, Adapted from Comics, Demons & Wizards, Horror Comedy, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, FBI
Screenplay
Guillermo del Toro, Peter Briggs
Cast
Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Roden, Jeffrey Tambor, Biddy Hodson, Doug Jones, Ladislav Beran, Kevin Trainor, Corey Johnson, Stephen H. Fisher
Cinematography
Guillermo Navarro
Director
Guillermo del Toro
Music
Marco Beltrami
Other
David Hyde Pierce, Mark Holding, Peter Amundson, Marco Bittner Rosser, Peter Francis, Wendy Partridge, Stephen Scott
Producer
Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Michael Richardson, Revolution Studios, Dark Horse Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures

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